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Middle Eastern & North African Cinema & Film: Gulf States - Arabian Peninsula Cinema

A subject guide providing selected resources and other aggregated information for researching and studying Middle Eastern & North African Cinema & Film


Arab Gulf States: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & the United Arab Emirates




Saudi Cinema

Le cinéma saoudien :  le parcours, la trace et les prévisions / Hédi Khélil ; préface de Bertrand Cabedoche. Paris :  Erick Bonnier, DL 2019.


مهرجان دبي السينمائي الدولي

Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)

The Dubai International Film Festival is the leading film festival in the region.  DIFF announced it will take place every two years.








20-meters-wide inflatable projection screen at the 2010 Dubai International Film Festival.


Gulf Film is a film distributor which was established in 1989. It is focused on film distribution for major studios from around the world as well as independent English and Arabic films catering to audiences across the Middle East. Gulf Film is the distribution rights owner of more than 150 titles – that's almost half of the films distributed in the region. Gulf Film is by far the largest film distributor in the Middle East.

"About Us". Gulf Film. Retrieved December 7, 2015.

Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates